Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 16, 2019

Hwy 61 detour between Lake City and Reads Landing to lift later on Aug. 16, paving work continues

LAKE CITY, Minn. – A Hwy 61 detour between Lake City and Reads Landing is expected to be lifted early on Friday evening, Aug. 16 as crews wrap up the culvert replacement work, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Rochester Sand and Gravel, a MnDOT contractor, has been replacing culverts at three locations along Hwy 61 between Lake City and Reads Landing since July 15.

But motorists should expect short-term traffic delays as paving and guardrail replacement work continues in the months ahead, especially on two-lane portions of the road between Lake City and Kellogg

Approximately 20 miles of Hwy 61 is being repaved between Kellogg and north of Lake City, but not in Lake City. At Wabasha, safety improvements are being constructed with reduced conflict intersections at the intersections of Highway 60, Shields Avenue, and County 30/Bruegger Valley Road near Wabasha. To learn more about RCIs go to MnDOT’s website: mndot.gov/roadwork/rci.

To learn more about the projects or sign up for email updates, go to MnDOT’s construction project website: mndot.gov/d6/projects/hwy61-resurfacing. To learn more about MnDOT construction projects and activities in southeastern Minnesota, join the Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/MnDOTsoutheast.

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